Mercedes-Benz G 500 suv Auto Shipping Estimates
The G-Wagen was first available for sale in 1979 and was later redesigned in 1990. It was again updated in 1997. It seems that a new version was expected for 2007, but the new GL-Class will not replace the G-Wagen and it will continue to be hand-built in Graz, Austria at an annual production rate of 4,000 to 6,000 units. It was rumored though that, with military contracts for the G-Class completed, production of the old G-wagen in Graz, Austria would cease as of 2006. However, current stipulation is that manufacturing of the current G-wagen will continue for the foreseeable future, alongside its once-intended replacement, the GL-Class. This of course is good news for the Wagen owners, as it will preserve the value of their models. However, an outcry among enthusiasts who admired the G-Class for its tremendous off-road potential showed that a market still existed for such a vehicle. Mercedes-Benz then elected to continue the G-Class production for the devoted off-road market, while the larger 3-row GL-Class would be marketed as a competitor for the likes of the Cadillac Escalade and the Lincoln Navigator. The outcry was expected given that it was the only SUV in the North American market with 3 locking differentials and consumers did not want to lose that. The G-Class, or G-Wagen, is a luxury version of a Four-wheel drive vehicle. This is no pickup truck. Mercedes-Benz secured military contracts for the vehicle in the late 1970s and made available a civilian version for the public in 1979. Designed to be the most durable, reliable, and rugged off roader. Among the engines offered in the G-Class for the 2004 model year is a 5.5-litre V8. The new G-Wagen will use the company's updated 4-valve V6 and V8 engines and will have an updated interior and exterior that will be sure to please.